Almost 100 graves of German soldiers killed in the two world wars were desecrated overnight at a cemetery in eastern France, police said on Friday.
Hannover teenager Lena Meyer-Landrut's unpolished charm has made her Germany's most hopeful Eurovision prospect in years. But can she actually win Europe's legendary song contest? The Local talked to the experts to assess her chances.
Almost three months after an audacious poker heist in Berlin, where robbers made off with some €242,000, police have finally nabbed the alleged mastermind, investigators said on Friday.
The Catholic Church in Sweden has expressed dismay at the publication by the youth wing of the Social Democrats (SSU) of a caricature of Pope Benedict XVI sporting an erection in the presence of a child.
German taxpayers face extra burdens as the federal government considers tax rises to tackle the gaping budget deficits forecast in the years ahead, a media report said Friday.
Germans pay the second highest rates for electricity in Europe, right behind Denmark, new statistics showed on Friday.
Swedish glam band The Ark's novel approach to combating music industry monetary woes by releasing its new album as a magazine freebie could have fallen foul of tax agency regulations and ultimately prove costly for the band.
A Karlsruhe district court handed former Social Democratic parliamentarian Jörg Tauss a 15-month suspended sentence on Friday for the possession of child pornography.
Mats Alm, 35, has been found not guilty in a preliminary ruling by Falun district court of the murder of his 32-year-old fiancée Linda Chen.
It’s notoriously difficult for European filmmakers to make it big in the US, particularly with non-English language films. But now Sweden’s filmmakers are echoing the successes of its authors and actors in winning over American audiences, writes Lee Martin.
Gunther von Hagens, the man behind the controversial anatomical Body Worlds exhibitions, on Friday reopened his Brandenburg plastination plant. The facility comes compete with a shop selling human and animal cross sections.
Sweden has exceeded analysts' economic forecasts with quarterly growth up 1.4 percent and year-on-year figures placing the country at the top of the European pile.
A 23-year-old man has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 22 months imprisonment in connection with the death of a 78-year-old woman who was assaulted during a parking lot dispute in southern Sweden in March.
A prosecutor has dropped the charges of murder against convicted serial killer Thomas Quick for the 1988 slaying of an Israeli tourist. Quick has recently retracted earlier statements in which he claimed to have killed more than twenty people.
Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Friday suggested cutting the size of Germany’s armed forces in response to the government’s dire finances.
A 31-year-old Swede is among three people indicted in the United States in connection with a Ukraine-based internet fraud scheme that netted $100 million for its architects.
The flooding of the Oder River in Brandenburg appears to have reached its peak, though authorities said Friday they expected the high water levels would continue to pose a danger for up to five days.
Habo in Västergötland in southern Sweden is the best place in Sweden to live, according to a ranking by Fokus magazine.
Germany prepare for life without captain Michael Ballack when they face Hungary in Budapest on Saturday in their penultimate World Cup warm-up.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was slapped with a new shock poll result on Friday that showed just one in five voters is happy with her government and – for the first time – a majority hankers for the old “grand coalition.”
Sweden was dumped out of the Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday night at the semi-final stage, the first time the country has failed to qualify for the final.
The governing Alliance has overtaken the opposition "red-greens" in a new poll by Synovate published on Friday.